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Los Angeles
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28-29-16-9
Chicago
Blackhawks
20-43-11-8

22 SOG
35 SOG
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LAK
CHI
game recap

Los Angeles Kings 2, Chicago Blackhawks 1 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Los Angeles Kings 2, Chicago Blackhawks 1 FINAL
Los Angeles Kings 2, Chicago Blackhawks 1

CHICAGO (AP) -- Alexander Frolov made the right decision.

Frolov scored with 8:26 left and the Los Angeles Kings snapped a 14-game winless streak with a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night.

After cutting in from the right wing and slipping past Chicago defenseman Johnathan Aitkin, Frolov thought about passing before sliding a shot under the pads of goalie Craig Anderson, who went down to make the save.

"It's a good thing this happened tonight," Frolov said. "First I was going to pass it. Then I brought it to the backhand and then back. It's a great feeling."

Los Angeles hadn't won since beating Edmonton on Dec. 16, going 0-3-9-2 since then.

The goal was the 14th for Frolov, now in his second NHL season.

"I went to try to force (Frolov) to make a play," Anderson said. "He didn't come to the middle and beat me on the short side."

Chicago is now 1-5-0-1 in its last seven games and 5-19-4-5 in its last 33.

"We just got beat one-on-one off the boards," Blackhawks coach Brian Sutter said. "Frolov is one of the most skilled guys in the league."

Derek Armstrong also scored for the Kings. The goal was his first since Nov. 13, and also his first since missing 22 games with a broken right ring finger.

Los Angeles goalie Roman Cechmanek blocked 34 shots, allowing only a goal by Chicago's Alex Zhamnov in the third period.

"Derek Armstrong had his best game since he came back and Roman made some big saves for us," Kings coach Andy Murray said.

Anderson made 20 saves in his first start since being recalled from Norfolk of the AHL on Thursday.

The Blackhawks were 0-for-6 on the power play. The Kings were 0-for-4.

Armstrong put the Kings up 1-0 midway through the second period. Armstrong fired the puck into a half-empty net from the slot after taking a pass from Trent Klatt.

The Kings killed a three-minute Chicago power play -- including a two-man advantage for one minute -- late in the second and early in the third.

Zhamnov tied it 1-all at 5:37 of the third. His low, one-time shot from the top of the slot deflected off the right post and beat Cechmanek on the glove side.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
10:57
LAK
Derek Armstrong (7) ASST: Trent Klatt (13), Luc Robitaille (20)
1 - 0 LAK
3rd Period
05:37
CHI
Alexei Zhamnov (4) ASST: Steve Sullivan (22), Stephane Robidas (3)
1 - 1 Tie
11:34
LAK
Alex Frolov (14) ASST: Scott Barney (2), Joe Corvo (10)
2 - 1 LAK
penalty summary
1st Period
01:01
CHI
Kyle Calder  Hi-sticking against  Eric Belanger
02:15
LAK
John Tripp  Delay of game
10:42
CHI
Mark Bell  Interference against  Esa Pirnes
18:29
CHI
Johnathan Aitken  Fighting (maj) against  John Tripp
18:29
LAK
John Tripp  Fighting (maj) against  Johnathan Aitken
19:33
LAK
Joe Corvo  Interference against  Steve Sullivan
2nd Period
13:07
LAK
Lubomir Visnovsky  Slashing against  Steve Sullivan
13:07
CHI
Steve Sullivan  Slashing against  Lubomir Visnovsky
14:48
CHI
Stephane Robidas  Hooking against  Derek Armstrong
16:47
LAK
Luc Robitaille  Hooking against  Brett McLean
19:22
LAK
Jaroslav Modry  Holding against  Ville Nieminen
3rd Period
00:22
LAK
Mattias Norstrom  Holding against  Mark Bell
08:23
LAK
Brad Norton  Slashing against  Scott Nichol
19:29
CHI
Bryan Berard  Tripping - Obstruction against  Eric Belanger
goalie stats
Roman Cechmanek
SA: 35TOI: 60:00
Saves: 34EV: 28 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .971SH: 0 - 0
Craig Anderson
SA: 22TOI: 59:53
Saves: 20EV: 17 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .909SH: 2 - 2